Posted 11 January 2013 - 09:33 PM
I used to be fuller in the face, and now its like the fat in my face is all going away. It's more narrow, and you can see sinking parts in between my cheek bone and mouth, if that makes any sense. It's not so bad yet that I think everyone notices, but I see it and I do. I'm eating more, yet I'm still losing in my face. I don't understand. My doctor told me men usually lose weight in their face and hands first, but this is getting out of hand.
You see, the problem is, if I weighed 200 pounds, losing a little weight wouldn't look so bad. However, I started out at 140! I've always been thin, small-framed, and losing weight for me doesn't look good. From what I understand, my steatthorea is the cause for my fat loss, since my gastro told me I'm only absorbing like 70 percent of my daily fats. But, something has to happen so that I start gaining back in my face...
If nothing else, if any one of you have ever had to deal, or know of somone that has had to deal with this same problem, please let me know because it really bothers me a lot. Thanks.
Posted 12 January 2013 - 12:12 PM
What did pop into my mind was a purely cosmetic treatment. I had a laser light therapy on my face to treat my roseacea (red splotchiness); the lasers zapped the surface veins but it sort of plumps up the skin in a "youthful" sort of way. For a quick, but expensive (about $300), treatment while you wait for your weight to redistribute itself, you might want to consider it.
I would also recommend that you stay really well hydrated and eat as much produce as you can; often water and diet can have a huge affect on our skin and health. Good luck.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:11 AM
Hope you find out whats causing your health issues.
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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:29 AM
What are ensures?
- Diagnosed Celiac in May 2014. Gluten-free diet immediately
- Tested VERY high for thyroid antibodies May 2014 but T4, T3 and TSH are in "normal" ranges
- Have experienced chronic fatigue and decreased cognitive and memory function for years
- Sister has been diagnosed with Celiac, autism, schizophrenia and depression
- Mom, dad and other sister are "weak positives" for Celiac
- Mom has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:50 AM
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